2014 Kingston "Cariblanco" Sauvignon Blanc Casablanca Valley
Wine & Spirits
The Kingston family has a reputation for growing some of the best grapes in the Casablanca Valley. While they sell much of their fruit, they select vines in their Las Dichas vineyards for their own range of wines, including Cariblanco, a Sauvignon with delicate scents of herbs and citrus fruits, fused with a soft acidity in a smooth texture. A good companion for ceviche.
A fresh and bright white with sliced lemon and fennel character. Medium body, fresh acidity and a clean finish.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Cariblanco is produced with fruit from Casablanca Valley and was kept in stainless steel for five months before bottling. The style is not as pungent and herbal as some other examples from Casablanca. It has a nice combination of white fruit, fennel, some balsamic aromas and something perfumed that made me think of talcum powder. The palate is sharp and a little austere with good acidity; the wine is fresh and with pungent flavors. (LG)
Aromas of snap pea, tropical fruits and grass comprise the nose. This feels citrusy and pure, with salty, briny grapefruit and tangerine flavors. On the finish, this falls off a touch, with yeasty, bready notes filling the voids. (MS)
Open and fresh-tasting, with plenty of zest to the white fruit and citrus flavors. Taut, green herbal notes show on the finish. (KM)